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OMG! You Can Now Have a Sleepover at IKEA

Walking into IKEA is like walking into your (overwhelmingly large) affordable dream house. The Scandinavian home store makes all of your perfect decorating goals seem attainable… and you can plan that well-appointed home while chowing down on some delicious Swedish meatballs. But if you’re looking for a deeper way to connect with IKEA, a slumber party seems like the way to go (we mean, it worked in middle school). And now, you can do just that: You can actually sleep in IKEA overnight.


That’s right, our favorite DIY superstore is teaming up with Airbnb to transform itself into a hotel. Well, kind of. The IKEA store in New South Wales, Australia is allowing three lucky winners to stay in one of their rooms on August 31st. The contest is now closed, but contestants had to sign up with Airbnb and describe (in 25 words of less) why they wanted to spend their night in the decor store. The winner hasn’t been announced yet, but will shortly before the blue-and-yellow party starts.

The three (FREE!) rooms available are all private areas and fit for four family members. The spaces showcase three different styles — modern elegance, rustic charm and urban living — and each one has its own Airbnb listing!

And like any good slumber party, it will be more fun and games than sleeping. IKEA is planning on showing its new BFFs tips and tricks on how to maximize the space in their homes through a few nighttime workshops.

Like we said, this is a one night-only promotional stunt, but we are seriously hoping it’s a success. Could you imagine actually booking a room at your local IKEA?! We imagine it being kinda eerie, but also cool, like getting stuck in a mall or museum overnight. Do you think they’ll have room service for meatballs, hot dogs and ice cream? We hope so.

Would you like to stay overnight at IKEA? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

(h/t Refinery29)

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*